Erie Puppy Mill Awareness
We're a fun group that relies on peaceful, factual, tactful education to make change. Email us to be a volunteer. No specific time requirements! Here are some photos showing us at past events. We're pretty cool. ;)
Share knowledge with your community!
People learn best about new issues when they know someone who cares about that issue. Do you care? Share your knowledge with your friends and family. YOU will leave a more lasting impression than we ever could, since those people love you already!
Check out our unique and education patch program. Tell them the truth about the puppies at Heartland Pets & other puppy mill outlets. Teach them the red flags! They won't grow up to purchase a dog and enable cruelty.
Are you an artist? A vendor? A teacher? A writer? Radio personnel? Shelter worker? You have a special talent. One that our exec board doesn't have. Contact us at EriePuppyMillAwareness@gmail.com with your idea of how your skill or connection could help us.
EPMA, Humane PA PAC, HSUS-PA, and many other organizations have been hard at work for years to get this legislation passed. It's on the table now, and your elected representatives need to know that this matters to you!
Victoria's Law Basics
Attorney General - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erie Puppy Mill Awareness - Email: EriePuppyMillAwareness@gmail.com
Do you qualify for the PA Puppy Lemon Law?
Tell Heartland Pets what you think - https://www.heartlandpets.net/contact-us/
Tell the Millcreek Mall what you think about their allowing a puppy mill to operate under their roof - https://www.millcreekmall.net/info/contactus
File a Puppy Complaint with the HSUS - https://www.humanesociety.org/forms/puppy-buyer-complaint-form?referrer=https%3A//www.google.com/
The BBB should know, too (did you know that A+ is the default rating for a BBB business?) -https://www.bbb.org/us/pa/erie/profile/pet-shop/heartland-pets-0141-18003223
Make a Statement - Make It Viral!
Online retailers, newspaper ads, flea markets - all of these places support puppy mills or at best, backyard breeding. Don't fall victim again. If you'd like to find a good breeder - take our advice. Especially as new and better laws take hold, be suspicious of rescue organizations that pop up or always have puppies available.
Always make adoption your first option. If you want a specific breed, just be patient and they will show up. Otherwise, open your heart and home to a mixed breed, or as we like to call them, an American Shelter Dog. Check petfinder.com to easily browse all your local rescues and shelters. For the most up to date listings, visit the shelters themselves. Be prepared to answer questions and be interviewed! The shelters just want to make sure they find a forever home for their rescue.
Go for it. We have lots of research you can use!